About Great Lakes OSHA Education Center
(800) 207-9399 – www.greatlakesosha.org
The Great Lakes OSHA Education Center is a consortium comprised of three organizations; the University of Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan University, and the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. In 1995 the University of Cincinnati joined with the University of Minnesota to form the Great Lakes OSHA Training Consortium; and Eastern Michigan University, in association with the UAW Health and Safety Department created the Motor City Education Center. In 2002, the Great Lakes and Motor City Education Centers joined to be one Regional Education Center. This consolidation into one comprehensive program has increased the overall efficiency of the operation of the program and allowed for complementary expertise in program management and course content, resulting in exceptional training programs throughout OSHA Region V. Glenn Talaska is the Director of the Great Lakes OSHA Education Center.
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine has been offering health and safety short courses for over 50 years and has been home to a NIOSH-supported Education and Research Center (ERC) for approximately 30 years. The NIOSH ERC and the OSHA Education Center are part of the Continuing Education Program which offers over 50 OSHA and industrial hygiene courses. The Continuing Education Program is housed in the Department of Environmental Health in the College of Medicine. UC is the lead organization in the Great Lakes OSHA Education Center.
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Eastern Michigan University participates in collaborative efforts with the United Automobile Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America and has a multi-year history of training in the Big Three automotive companies throughout the U.S., Mexico and South America. Through EMU’s Center for Organizational Risk Reduction and the Continuing Education program, workers are also provided with opportunities for CEU’s and CM points as they complete their health and safety training programs.
Eastern Michigan University–Livonia is a satellite of EMU’s main campus in Ypsilanti.
The Midwest Center for Occupational Safety & Health (University of Minnesota) is also a NIOSH-designated Education and Research Center, and has a 25-year history of continuing education and outreach in the areas of occupational safety, industrial hygiene, occupational health nursing and occupational medicine. The Midwest Center has worked collaboratively with the University of Cincinnati in the Great Lakes Regional Lead Training Center (EPA) as well as the Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training (NIEHS).
Courses offered by the Cincinnati and Midwest Centers are designed to meet criteria for CEUs toward Certification maintenance as specified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as well as Certification Maintenance Points from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Other accreditation CEUs such as Board of Nursing CEUs, Sanitarian, Realtor, Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, and the National Environmental Health Association are offered where applicable.